Ask most marketers for their favorite traffic sources and you’ll probably hear the usual suspects: Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, Reddit, Product Hunt and a few less well known others.
There’s a reason you hear the same traffic sources mentioned over and over again amongst marketers: they’re huge, easy to access and designed to make sharing and promoting content extremely easy.
They’re also crowded and, if you’re paying for traffic, expensive. Unless your content is really, really good, most people will ignore it in favor of the more interesting stuff.
Look beyond the most popular traffic sources and you’ll be surprised how easy it is to find websites that can provide you with tens of thousands of daily visitors, often at no cost, and often without the need to create something particularly engaging.
Last month, while heavily intoxicated on a Saturday night, I built a site in 20 minutes that currently receives 3,000 to 4,000 visitors per day.